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Masters and Diploma Success

Posted on 18/07/22 |
Congratulations to Andrew Farrimond for passing the IAM RoadSmart Master Driver Test and obtaining a distinction. The test was carried out on Tuesday 12th July and the Examiner was Area 6 Service Delivery Manager Steve Ellis.

In addition, Andrew participated in the Bolton Group Diploma Course. 

This involved five classroom sessions on the Highway Code with a written exam, four classroom sessions on Roadcraft, again with a written exam. Following a two year break for covid, there were then six driving sessions with Bolton Group, one day at Greater Manchester (GM) Police driver training unit in a BMW 330d, blue light out of Manchester with trainer PC Darren Sharpe, heading towards Yorkshire, Andrew and 'Dougie' took turns driving the police car, ending with a driving test by the GM police training unit in Cheshire.

Andrew scored 95% in his driving test and won the Bolton Group Hugh German Memorial Trophy. Andrew said "this was a high honour indeed and I am extremely proud to be the first person to receive this trophy".

Well done Andrew, these are fantastic achievements. All your hard work has paid off. 

Mark Farnworth
Group Chairman and Chief Observer

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